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Oakland 9, Us 4, Penguins 3, Theresa 3, Israel 3, Benghazi 3, U.s. 3, Keurig 2, Mccain 2, Jim Harbaugh 2, San Francisco 2, Edwards 2, Sacramento 2, Tully 1, Manikins 1, Collin Kaepernick 1, Stefan Curry 1, Smith 1, Harbaugh 1, Len Ramirez 1,
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  CW    CBS 5 Eyewitness News on the CW 44    News  News/Business.  

    November 21, 2012
    10:00 - 10:30pm PST  

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robbery rampage... so what about the suspect who is stl he's accused of murder, trying to kill a policeman, and an armed robbery rampage! >> 'tis the season for stolen holiday displays. our first in 2012: missing penguins. and a new way for neighbors to deter criminals. >> a man accused in a deadly crime spree that included shooting a police officer now says he's sorry. the man was in court today as police searched for his accomplice. len ramirez
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on why showing remorse may not help the suspect's case. >> reporter: wearing the red pull-over and shackles, jonathan willbanks walked to his first court appearance with his head down. he is accused of killing a man during an attempted carjacking and wounding a san jose cop after a spring of robberies. >> no, thank you. >> reporter: outside his court-appointed lawyer spoke to his state of mind. >> extremely remorseful. >> reporter: he and an accomplice allegedly robbed four san jose businesses then culled rory park pettaford while attempting to carjack him in a parking lot. they fired on an officer several times, bracing his belt and disabling his weapon. he crashed his car and was arrested while his partner
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escaped on foot. the crime spree could land him in prison for the rest of his life or worse. >> the murder of rory, that potentially is a life without the possibility of parole or a death penalty charge. there's not much more you can do to somebody after that. but the attempted murder of a police officer is a life offense in itself. >> reporter: despite a $20,000 reward on his head and an all-out police manhunt, the second suspect continues to allude capture. >> this is somebody but for the grace of god, this officer could have been killed. we have no reason not to suspect that he wouldn't try to do the same thing again. we're trying to find him as quickly as we can. in san francisco's pacific heights neighborhood, a burglary suspect on a destructive rampage in one of the city's most upscale neighborhoods. he was trying to break into apartments
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in a sacramento secrete building. [ crowd noise ] >> police say this man was spotted moving across the roofs of several buildings at franklin and sacramento trying to get in. one woman heard breaking glass, looked out the window to see the man directly below her trying to smash in the door with a skateboard. he appear to beed on drugs or mentally ill. the christmas in the park celebration will go on this year. but now the event has suffered another blow. thieves stole a longtime favorite display. in san jose where the penguin flight school has been temporarily grounded. >> reporter: when the event opens up this friday, this is what visitors to the park will see at particular exhibit. a whole lot of nothing. the event organizers aren't angry. they just say it's a shame and that they're really disappointed. >> reporter: they were your
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typical, off the shelf stuffed penguins. a little dingy and worse for wear after 18 years at christmas in the park! nonetheless, they were our beloved penguins 1234506789 it's just pa-- >> it's just pathetic. we're here, it's a free community event. >> reporter: someone snuck past the nighttime security guard, hopped the fence, and tore all the penguins from their parachutes. christmas in the park suffered major budget cuts last year. >> you don't make a lot of money. >> no. even if it's a couple hundred dollars for some stuffed penguin, it still makes a difference to your bottom line. >> reporter: today, someone found one of the penguins ditched behind a nearby building and returned it. replacements have already been ordered, and the show will go on without the penguin flight school for now. >> i think it's horrible. they shouldn't be allowed here. [ laughter ] >> stealing it from kids?
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i can't believe somebody would do that. >> reporter: a generous donor has already stepped forward to pay for the penguins. they won't have the parachutes like in years past. live in downtown san jose. breaking news coming out of oakland where police have shut down the westbound lanes of 580 after a shooting. the freeway has been closed near edwards, and the chp has issued a sig-alert. oakland police are looking for two vehicles shooting at each other, but they don't have any victims. now police are also on the scene of another shooting on seminary avenue in oakland, which is about a mile away. no word if the two shootings are related. we will have the latest tonight at 11:00. people living in the oakland hills are battling an increase in crime that the police simply cannot handle. so
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they are taking the offensive against the crooks targeting their neighborhood. they're going high-tech to do it. >> reporter: from the warning signs in this oakland hills neighborhood to the security cameras visible on porches, the message to burglars is clear: you are being watched. but the cameras you see are just the tip of the iceberg. there are many more that you don't see. neighbors are taking their surveillance game to the next level. they've created a cooperative and have hidden cameras throughout the neighborhood and are already catching criminals in the contact. an expert in computer surveillance came up with the plan after a woman was raped in her own home in his neighborhood. the idea? >> never again would we allow anything criminals to enter or leave our neighborhood undetected. >> reporter: 88 of the neighbors bought into the co-op for a few hundred dollars a piece. high-tech infrared hidden cameras posted at the
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entrance and exit of the neighborhood. before long, they captured a hit and run, and this, a man prowling the neighborhood at 2:00 am. the co-op handed the man's license plate number over to police. >> we're capturing more than 98% of all the cars that go by. >> reporter: the cameras are so stealth that my photographer and i never realized our pictures were being recorded while we were conducting our interview today. the images go to a cloud database accessible by a few neighbor, only if a crime occurs. despite some privacy concerns, the technology is growing on his neighbors. more than 10,000 are now interested in joining. >> i think that this is not going to solve all our problems. i do think that this will make us more safe, not just our neighborhood but all of oakland. it is just after 8:00 am on the israel/gaza border, and for now, both sides are respecting
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the cease-fire. this is not a long-term solution now. >> the cease-fire means israel will stop targeting militant leaders, and palestine will stop rocket and border attacks. many fear the cease-fire is only a band-aid on an already open wound. research after 20 hours -- >> reporter: hillary clinton killed the cease-fire the first step. >> we have to focus on reaching a durable outcome that promotes regional security, and establishes the security, dignity and legitimate aspirations of palestinians and israelis alike. >> reporter: after 24 hours meeting tomorrow at 9:00 pm, they'll begin to explore exactly how to carry out the demands of
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the palestinian people so that god willing, the killing and aggression against gaza ends. >> if the rockets and the missiles from gaza stop, it would be over. >> reporter: doctor andy david, the consul general of israel in san francisco remains cautiously optimistic about how long the cease-fire will actually last. if hamas still has rockets and missiles. >> when they still have them, they might use them. >> reporter: just this clear, the u.s. has given over $3 billion to israel to help promote peace. with the conflict never ending, i asked if american money is going to waste. >> america is investing in maintaining the peace in the region and also the american interests in the region. >> reporter: the u.s. has given money albeit much less, almost $200 million to the palestinians. about you that money only goes to the palestinian authority in the west bank, and not to gaza.
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tonight, the woman who has taken a lot of heat in the aftermath of the benghazi attack spoke directly to her critics. for weeks, un ambassador susan rice has been attacked by john mccain for participating in what he describes as a cover-up. >> the president and this administration has either been guilty of colossal incompetence or engaged in a cover-up. >> mccain says rice made misleading comments in the days immediately following the benghazi attack. rice is being considered for secretary of state, and some republican senators have vowed to block that nomination. today she spoke publicly about the controversy. >> when discussing the attacks against our facilities in benghazi, i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was
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preliminary and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers. everyone, particularly the intelligence community, has worked in good faith to provide the best assessment based on the information available. let me end by saying i knew chris stevens. i worked closely with him and had the privilege of doing so as we tried together as a government to free the libyan people from the tyranny of gaddafi. he was a valued colleague and his loss and that of his three colleagues is a massive tragedy for all of us who serve in the u.s. government and for all the american people. let me be very clear. i have great respect for senator mccain and his service to our country. i always have. and i always will. i do think that some of the statements he's made about me have been unfounded. but i look forward to having the opportunity at the appropriate time to discuss all of this with him. >> thank you very much more than half a million
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californians are on the verge of a huge spike in their health insurance premiums. and that is not all! why it is just the beginning of pain for anthem blue cross customers. >> he was the person i needed! [ crying ] >> whiflt when i felt like my whole world had disappeared! >> he helped in her hour of need and then vanished. one woman's quest to thank her hero.
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shut down the westbound lanf 580 after a shooting. the freeway has been closed near edward sued a sigale police have shut down the westbound lanes of 580 after a shooting. the freeway has been closed near edwards, and the chp
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has issued a sig-alert. oakland police are looking for reports of suspects in two vehicles shooting at each other. they don't have any victims. police are also on the scene of another scene on seminary avenue in oakland which is about a mile away. no word yet if the two shootings are related. we will have the latest on cbs 5 at 11:00. hundreds of thousands of californians could see a big jump in their medical insurance payment, and there's not much they or state officials can really do about it. one couple is already feeling the pinch. >> there in the stack was mail was an envelope saying open immediately, important information about your plan. >> reporter: inside it was very bad news for jan, a local pediatrician. her individual anthem blue cross insurance premium is about to about up
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nearly 25%. that's an extra $296 per month just for her. her husband's rates will also hike up about 24 heard -- 24%. >> a 25% increase. i felt like i had been kicked in the stomach. i could hardly eat. i couldn't sleep. >> reporter: we asked blue cross why the sudden change. the spokesman said "a rate adjustment is necessary to cover increasing medical costs and assure the viability of our individual business." >> i found myself at midnight asking the question why isn't the insurance commissioner protecting us? judge report we getting help with this? >> reporter: the state insurance commissioner, dave jones answered. he says he wants the power to stop unreasonable rate increases, but right now he does not have the authority over insurance companies. >> consumers who buy their policies in the individual market have seen double-digit
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rate increases year after year. >> commissioner jones says he is trying to get the veto power in order to prevent excessive rate increases. he's tried in the state legislature for six year, and it has fail would every time. it's one of the reasons why he has qualified a ballot initiative. but that won't go in front of the votes until not 2014. on this night before thanksgiving, a bay area woman is grateful that she's alive. a man came to her rescue after a near fatal car crash on highway 15 in martinez. but he left before she could even say anything to him. juliet goodrich says the woman wants to find him to say thank you. >> i'm thankful to be alive. >> reporter: theresa nearly lost her life when her car flipped twice over a guard rail into oncoming traffic along highway 4. a good samaritan came to her rescue. she recalls he was wearing military fatigues and knew how to respond in
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emergencies. >> he turned to the front of me and talked to me and did a quick physical exam to make sure i could feel, make sure my hips weren't broken. and he just talked to me and kept me calm whiflt like i was going to -- when i felt like i was going to pass out and not sure what was going o. >> reporter: she remembers he had bright green eyes. she remembers that detail because he told her to look into his eyes and keep talking and stay calm until paramedics arrived. when she got into the ambulance, he was right by her side. but she said then he just disappeared. before she could say thank you. >> he was the person i needed when i felt like my whole world had disappeared. [ laughter ] >> reporter: theresa's father just hopes one day he'll be able to thank that serviceman, whoever he is. >> a fellow serviceman, i'd like to say thank you to all the people who are serving us right
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now. and this man in particular, being a comfort to my daughter at this time. >> and for that soldier who applied his training completely unselfishly and didn't stick around to receive any form of praise, he is truly deserving of everything. >> reporter: theresa says she is favor grateful. >> no words to describe. >> anningel, huh angel, huh >> yes. thear is radar is dry. coming up, not only a 7-day forecast, but a 90-day forecast!
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and we're here to tell you - danger is afoot. >> so? in case you forget, tomorrow is thanksgiving! and we're here to tell you that danger is afoot! >> tossing a frozen turkey in an overfilled deep fryer is a bad idea! ya think! >> all you geniuses, get a good look. so what happens? this year, the annual
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demonstration comes courtesy of the menloe park fire department! so unless you know what you're doing with a deepfrier and a big turkey, be careful. just 33 shopping days until christmas. so we're going to show you what christmas trees can in fact do. and they are their own fire hazard! >> new year's and the 4th of july are just right around the corner! and that means fireworks! consumer product safety commission with some shining -- [ laughter ] >> manikins? who seemed to deliberately set fire to each other! >> don't try this at home. we hit the archives and pulled this video from 1998.
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among the safety reminders that year, fireworks were not to be detonated in one's pants! [ laughter ] >> 1998! also memorable for this scene. desk work interrupted by what appears to be a small nuclear device. [ laughter ] >> and finally, really, seriously, finally, the oblibtory -- obligatory watermelon blowup shot. >> and we'll take a look at the weather too! >> don't blowup things. that's good. [ laughter ] the forecast goes beyond this voice and the 7-day. here's the peak of the climate prediction center three-month outlook. and this is interesting for us because we are the only place in the country that is forecast to be
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much drier than normal now december-february. maybe not the best news for ski resorts. but if you don't want like the rainfall in the wintertime, signs that we may be drier than average through february. overnight today, low 40s. santa rosa 40, concord 44 degrees. a strong cold front moved through about 24 hours ago. that is gone. notice where the next storm is moving to. well up to the north. that's just a big ridge of high pressure is moving in and going to protect us. and the storm track will stay several hundred miles to our north. which means you get sunshine, dry weather, mild weather all the way to next week! a little foggy tonight in the north bay valleys, but it's all about the sunshieshshine. 60s in oakland and san jose. concord tomorrow, 64 degrees. sunnyvale 66, morgan hill 68. sunshine in walnut creek. 65, pleasanton,
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the dry valley mid-60s with sunshine. your extended forecast calling for sunshine! right on through the weekend. low 70s inland, and we will stay dry until wednesday of next week. it is time for sports! >> take two aspirin, get plenty of sleep. the warriors were going for a 2 in a row hosting the nets. and the 49ers have picked their starting quarterback! [ male announcer ] this december, remember -- what starts with adding a friend... ♪ ♪ ...could end with adding a close friend. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event is on,
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offering some of our best values of the year. this is the pursuit of perfection.
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harbaugh if he thought thers one... the week started with a quarterback controversy. and earlier i asked jim harbaugh if he thought there was one. >> is there a quarterback controversy in your mind?
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>> it's not a controversy. a controversy is 2 opposing points of view. >> we've always been at each other's side, always supported each other, so we're going to keep doing that. >> if you can't be happy for your teammate's success, you're playing the wrong sport. >> according to an si report, jim harbaugh has told alex smith kaepernick would be the starter sunday and claims concussion symptoms from smith were not a factor. warriors hosting the nets for the only time this season. after being down in the 1st, the warriors come storming back in the 3rd. stefan curry is on fire! 25 tonight. look at that circus shot! he is in a zone! warriors win 102-93. they take
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4 of their last 5 games. collin kaepernick now has to go into new orleans as the starter. it's a red-hot football team and a difficult place to play. >> are you jinxing him? what? >> no, it's a good test! >> if he plays well there, it's his gig.
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woman: oh! tully's. how do you always have my favorite coffee? well, inside the brewer, there's a giant staircase. and the room is filled with all these different kinds of coffee and even hot cocoa. and you'll always find your favorite. woman #2: with so many choices, keurig has everyone's favorite. i just press this button. brew what you love, simply. keurig.